Fast Five Reviews

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
March 31, 2015
...achieves the sort of zen chaos that defines the Die Hard films
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Hard-core fans of the series with enjoy it but others should steer away from this over-the-top action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 22, 2013
Forty minutes of this movie are big dumb fun. The other 85 forget the fun part.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 27, 2013
Has really transformed this series from camp action cinema to exciting heist cinema.
Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
May 14, 2013
The last 2 entries were stupid too, but at least this one was well directed and features some of the most impressive stunt work I've seen in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
March 25, 2013
Fast Five boasts incredible action scenes that are all varied and equally exciting. The film is full of clean, well choreographed shots that are easy to watch and the cast works great as a whole unit, making the film's running time breeze by.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
January 31, 2013
Like a shot of nitro to the franchise and shows there's plenty left in the tank.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 12, 2013
Manages to be more fun than any movie with its outrageous carbon footprint has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant
October 2, 2012
The series has found new traction in the heist format -- resulting in a fun and immensely entertaining ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 20, 2012
One film was enough, two was plenty, but five is just absurd. Undoubtedly, there will be several people who will flock to this film just because it has cars zooming back and forth, so at least some people will be pleased with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 7, 2012
The jauntier vibe makes for easier viewing between the big high-speed car set pieces, which are every bit as big, loud, and crazily over-the-top preposterous as one would expect and hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
It's about cars, girls and fighting and doesn't pretend to be anything else. For sheer gall alone, "Fast Five" provides much entertainment. Just not much intellect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Leah Rozen
TheWrap
October 7, 2011
Fast Five is grindingly mechanical -- and not just because of all the emphasis on car repairs and retooling.
Sean Axmaker
MSN.com
October 4, 2011
Forget physics, it's just a fun blast of action movie ingenuity, as is the film as a whole.
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
August 26, 2011
It's not like I'm asking for The Road Warrior... just some basic coverage and a less-than-total reliance on camera movement to generate excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
July 6, 2011
Director Justin Lin has a spooky, second sense for staging bombastic action sequences, even if he breaks every law in physics to make them work.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
June 22, 2011
Spins its wheels. Shifts between gravel-voiced speeches (about true family) and bicep-offs. Throttling dialogue, long hard looks, and heist clichés skid on for blocks.
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
June 16, 2011
There's arguably even more gun and car play than in F&F4, with the prolonged car chase finale easily chiming in as the best, most imaginative one in the franchise so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Poland
Movie City News
June 7, 2011
It's trying so hard to pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease. But that's also why it's entertaining
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 31, 2011
For those needing preposterous stunts, laugh-out-loud bad dialogue, testosterone-fueled posturing and an "Ocean's 11"-like plot apparently written by and for 13-year-old boys.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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